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From Russel Winder <rus...@winder.org.uk>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] Proposed board report for August 2018
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:27:47 GMT
I appreciate the idea of big numbers is to impress, and clearly we want to be
impressive, but do we know what is meant by download here?

As I see it, we have:

– Groovy installer downloads
– Gradle/Maven/etc. direct downloads of a groovy artefact from:
	· Maven Central
	· JCenter
– Gradle/Maven/etc. indirect (due to transitive dependency) downloads of a
groovy artefact from:
	· Maven Central
	· JCenter

This still ignores everyone using SDKMAN! to download the groovy system. Also
Arch, Fedora, and Debian (and thus Ubuntu and Mint) package Groovy, and this
defies any form of counting for impressiveness purposes. Of course there is
also MacPorts, HomeBrew, and indeed Chocolatey. These statistics also don't
recognise that there are Gradle and Maven caches that are being filled and
copied, defying all statistics.

I just get the feeling that the download statistics do not actually tell us
anything useful.

But if they keep people happy, they serve a purpose.

On Wed, 2018-08-08 at 14:14 +0200, Guillaume Laforge wrote:
> Looking great to me :-)
> 
> Adding a few numbers:
> 
> Apache Groovy was downloaded 27M+ times the past three months (May / June /
> July),
> across Maven Central and Bintray JCenter, for a total of 54M+ since the
> beginning of the year.
> Generally, 2/3 of the downloads are from Maven Central, vs 1/3 from Bintray
> JCenter.
> There is still a lot of users downloading the latest 2.4.x releases, almost
> as much as the 2.5.x ones.
> But it is nice to see that about 10% of the downloads are from users trying
> our 3.0 alphas.
> 
> Guillaume
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 12:04 PM Paul King <paulk@asert.com.au> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > I haven't heard from Guillaume and our report is due today.
> > I don't have the latest download numbers but here is all the rest of the
> > info.
> > 
> > Please let me know if you have anything to add.
> > 
> > Cheers, Paul.
> > P.S. Guillaume, please feel free to send or I while first thing my
> > tomorrow.
> > 
> > ============
> > 
> > 
> > ## Description:
> > 
> > Apache Groovy is a multi-faceted programming language for the Java
> > platform.
> > Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-
> > typing and static compilation capabilities, aimed at multiplying
> > developers’
> > productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax. It
> > integrates smoothly with any Java program, and immediately delivers to
> > your
> > application powerful features, including scripting capabilities, Domain-
> > Specific Language authoring, first class functional programming support
> > and runtime and compile-time meta-programming.
> > 
> > ## Issues:
> > 
> > There are no new issues requiring board attention at this time.
> > Outstanding issues:
> >  - The final steps to completing the website migration are still
> > outstanding.
> > 
> > ## Activity:
> > 
> >  - This quarter, 257 commits were contributed from 22 contributors
> > including 12 non-committer contributors (12 new).
> > 
> > ## Health report:
> > 
> >  - Committee Health score: 10.00 (Super Healthy)
> >  - Our release train velocity has been maintained, and there seems to be a
> >    healthy level of discussion about project direction on the mailing
> > lists.
> > 
> > ## PMC changes:
> > 
> >  - Currently 11 PMC members.
> >  - Andres Almiray was added to the PMC on Thu May 31 2018
> > 
> > ## Committer base changes:
> > 
> >  - Currently 19 committers.
> >  - Remko Popma was added as a committer on Sat Jul 07 2018
> > 
> > ## Releases:
> > 
> >  - 2.5.0 was released on Wed May 30 2018
> >  - 2.5.0-rc-3 was released on Tue May 22 2018
> >  - 2.5.1 was released on Fri Jul 13 2018
> >  - 2.6.0-alpha-4 was released on Tue Jun 26 2018
> >  - 3.0.0-alpha-3 was released on Tue Jun 26 2018
> > 
> > ## Mailing list activity:
> > 
> >  - Slight increase in subscribers over the period otherwise nothing to
> > report
> > 
> > ## JIRA activity:
> > 
> >  - 159 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
> >  - 133 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
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Russel.
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